Energy Efficient Building Systems

Author: Lal Jayamaha
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071777342
Size: 23.13 MB
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Proven Strategies and Solutions for Reducing Energy Consumption Property and facility managers can turn to Energy-Efficient Building Systems as a one-stop guide to operating and maintaining commercial building systems at peak efficiency. Designed to help reduce energy costs and meet environmental standards, this state-of-the-art productivity tool contains fully illustrated, real-world examples of successful green building projects that have achieved significant, energy-saving results. From energy management and auditing, HVAC systems, cooling towers, and pumping systems...to lighting, electrical systems, automation, and building envelope, this expert resource takes readers step by step through procedures for getting optimal performance from every building system. For each system, the book presents the latest methods for improving efficiency...identifying promising new solutions...evaluating their feasibility...and estimating actual savings. Comprehensive and authoritative, Energy-Efficient Building Systems enables building professionals to: Get an in-depth understanding of the principles of each building system Select the most efficient systems for any nonresidential building Maximize energy efficiency with practical strategies and solutions Utilize hands-on methods for evaluating feasibility and estimating savings Review real-world examples of successful green building projects Inside This Cost-Saving Energy Guide • Energy Management and Energy Auditing • Air-Conditioning and Central Chiller Systems • Boilers and Heating Systems • Pumping Systems • Cooling Towers • Air Handling and Distribution Systems • Lighting Systems • Building Electrical Systems • Building Automation Systems • Building Envelope

Building Systems For Interior Designers

Author: Corky Binggeli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470228474
Size: 68.22 MB
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Building Systems for interior designers Second Edition Corky Binggeli, asid The updated guide to technical building systems for interior designers As integral members of the building design team, interior designers share an increasingly complex and crucial role. Now revised in its second edition, Building Systems for Interior Designers remains the one go-to resource that addresses the special concerns of the interior designer within the broader context of the rest of the building design team. Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition explains technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. Covering systems from HVAC to water and waste to lighting, transportation, and safety, author Corky Binggeli enables interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors; collaborate effectively on projects; and contribute to more accurate solutions for a broad range of building considerations. Among the many improvements in the Second Edition are: A deeper engagement with sustainable building design, giving the interior designer the resources needed to participate as part of a sustainable design team A reshaped structure that enhances the reader's understanding of the material Many more illustrations and explanatory captions With a host of features to make the book more up to date, easier to use, and more effective as an instructive guide, Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition is a valuable book for students as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.

Sustainable Renovation

Author: Lisa Gelfand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470872616
Size: 58.11 MB
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The complete resource on performing sustainable renovations forboth Historic and modern existing buildings This forward-looking and insightful guide explores how thesustainable renovation of existing buildings presents greatopportunities for initiating extensive changes in the performanceof the built environment. Great examples of existing buildingupgrades are examined, illustrating how to do sustainablerenovations, along with current design approaches for radicallyimproving the functionality of existing prewar, postwar, and latemodern buildings. Sustainable Renovation saves its key focusfor institutional and commercial buildings, but discusses thechallenges they pose within a global scope that encompasses allbuilding practices. Some of the discussions in this bookinclude: The significance of energy and resource demands by the buildingsector and the urgency of reducing loads in existing buildings Management, design, and construction approaches to achieve majormodernization in occupied buildings International case studies that focus on methods and benefits ofsuccessful sustainable transformations of existing buildingperformance Repurposing buildings to preserve style and add performanceremains a work in progress as designers and builders discover newmethods for improving sustainable practices and standards. Withincremental modernization and operations strategies available forimmediate implementation, this book demonstrates the different waysof thinking necessary when considering and attempting theintegration of sustainable concepts into existingbuildings—and enables readers to rethink the world that'sbuilt around them.

Green Careers In Building And Landscaping Professional And Skilled Jobs

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768934478
Size: 71.99 MB
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As part of Peterson's Green Careers in Building and Landscaping, this eBook offers detailed information on various careers in the following: building design and construction; installation, operations, & energy-efficiency; commercial, industrial, & residential; landscaping & grooundskeeping; policy, analysis, advocacy & regulatory affairs.You'll also find up-to-date data on job trends, work environment, career paths, earning potential, education/licensure requirements, and contact information for additional resources. Bonus sections include "What Does Being Green Mean," a look at the current interest in sustainability, and "Essays on the Importance of Sustainability," inspirational and insightful essays on the importance of sustainability, written by folks at the forefront of environmental organizations, university sustainability efforts, and college training programs. For more information see Peterson's Green Careers in Building and Landscaping.

Energy Savings Strategies For Transit Agencies

Author: Frank Gallivan
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309270839
Size: 44.32 MB
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"TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 106: Energy Savings Strategies for Transit Agencies describes energy reduction strategies being used in the United States and Canada that address vehicle technologies; vehicle operations, maintenance, and service design; non-revenue vehicles; stations and stops; building; indirect energy use; and renewable power generation."--Publication page.

Mainstreaming Building Energy Efficiency Codes In Developing Countries

Author: Feng Liu
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082138564X
Size: 58.92 MB
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Urbanization and growing wealth in developing countries portend a large increase of demand for modern energy services in residential, commercial and public-service buildings in the coming decades. Pursuing energy efficiency in buildings is vital to energy security in developing countries and is identified by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change as having the greatest potential for cost-effective reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 among all energy-consuming sectors. Building energy efficiency codes (BEECs), along with energy efficiency standards for major appliances and equipment, are broadly recognized as a necessary government intervention to overcome persistent market barriers to capturing the economic potential of energy efficiency gains in the residential, commercial and public-service sectors. Implementation of BEECs help prevent costly energy wastes over the lifecycles of buildings in space heating, air conditioning, lighting, and other energy service requirements. Nonetheless, achieving the full potential of energy savings afforded by more energy-efficient buildings requires holding people who live or work in buildings accountable for the cost of energy services. Compliance enforcement has been the biggest challenge to implementing BEECs. This report summarizes the findings of an extensive literature survey of the experiences of implementing BEECs in developed countries, as well as those from case studies of China, Egypt, India, and Mexico. It also serves as a primer on the basic features and contents of BEECs and the commonly adopted compliance and enforcement approaches. This report highlights the key challenges to improving compliance enforcement in developing countries, including government commitment to energy efficiency, the effectiveness of government oversight of the construction sector, the compliance capacity of building supply chain, and financing constraints. The report notes that the process of transforming a country s building supply chain toward delivering increasingly more energy-efficient buildings takes time and requires persistent government intervention through uniformly enforced and regularly updated BEECs. The report recommends increased international support in strengthening the enforcement infrastructure for BEECs in middle-income developing countries. For low- and lower-middle-income countries, there is an urgent need to assist in improving the effectiveness of government oversight system for building construction, laying the foundation for the system to also cover BEECs.

Campus Recreational Sports Facilities

Author: National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (U.S.)
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736063838
Size: 40.99 MB
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"Campus Recreational Sports Facilities" covers the entire process of building a facility, from initial planning through design, construction, and move-in. Recreational sport directors, architects, and other experts provide construction options and share industry standards, guidelines, procedures, and more to help you navigate this complex process.

Sustainable Graphic Design

Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470640272
Size: 45.51 MB
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The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Blueprint For Greening Affordable Housing

Author: Global Green USA
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597267465
Size: 33.74 MB
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Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing is a guide for housing developers, advocates, public agency staff, and the financial community that offers specific guidance on incorporating green building strategies into the design, construction, and operation of affordable housing developments. A completely revised and expanded second edition of the groundbreaking 1999 publication, this new book focuses on topics of specific relevance to affordable housing including: how green building adds value to affordable housing the integrated design process best practices in green design for affordable housing green operations and maintenance innovative funding and finance emerging programs, partnerships, and policies Edited by national green affordable housing expert Walker Wells and featuring a foreword by Matt Petersen, president and chief executive officer of Global Green USA, the book presents 12 case studies of model developments and projects, including rental, home ownership, special needs, senior, self-help, and co-housing from around the United States. Each case study describes the unique green features of the development, discusses how they were successfully incorporated, considers the project's financing and savings associated with the green measures, and outlines lessons learned. Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing is the first book of its kind to present information regarding green building that is specifically tailored to the affordable housing development community.